About Freebsd 7.0 versus 6.3
ivan at kytex.bg
Thu Nov 8 12:30:42 PST 2007
On Thu, 08 Nov 2007 19:27:58 +0000
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
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> Roland Smith wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 02:48:47PM -0300, Mario Lobo wrote:
> >> Concerning this, I've "cvsuping" to 6-CURRENT on a dual-core desktop. The
> >> system is running well, but I'd really like to move up to 7. Can it be done
> >> through cvsup from 6.2-STABLE to 7-CURRENT or is it "wiser" to install from
> >> scratch? any upgrade gotchas/procedure ?
> > It _can_ be done. (I've done it).
> > First, make a list of all your ports (portmaster -L works fine for
> > that). Then csup to RELENG_7. Then follow the instructions from
> > /usr/src/Makefile (the bit about 'upgrade their source'). I've outlined
> > the process below, with my own additions marked with lowercase letters
> > a. Make backups
> > b. Read /usr/src/UPDATING
> > 1. `cd /usr/src' (or to the directory containing your source tree).
> > 2. `make buildworld'
> > 3. `make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC).
> > 4. `make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC).
> > [steps 3. & 4. can be combined by using the "kernel" target]
> > 5. `reboot' (in single user mode: boot -s from the loader prompt).
> > 6. `mergemaster -p'
> > 7. `make installworld'
> > 8. `make delete-old'
> > 9. `mergemaster'
> > 10. `reboot'
> > c. `pkg_delete -a' (delete all your ports)
> > 11. `make delete-old-libs' (in case no 3rd party program uses them anymore)
> > d. Reinstall all root and leaf ports. Dependencies will then be
> > installed automatically.
> I went through this process myself in pretty much the order you
> describe. Due to bitter experience, I'd say that reinstalling
> all ports should be done before 'make delete-old-libs' -- by
> killing all the old 6.x shlibs you make it hard to run most
> software previously installed under 6.x including such things as
> You don't need to delete all the ports in one go and then reinstall
> them in another: running 'portupgrade -fa' will do the job. That can
> take several days to complete if you've got a machine with OpenOffice,
> Firefox, Thunderbird, Java, KDE, Gnome, X Windows etc. installed. If
> you're careful you can still keep various services running during that
> time, restarting them one by one as the various applications get
> - --
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You could have avoided the missing libs problem by
installing the misc/compat6x port. Its purpose is to
provide legacy 6.X libraries for apps to use.
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